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Why We Run

Team Woodside runs to provide life-giving care to at-risk children living in orphanages in Thailand and India. Each sponsorship brings help and hope to a child in need, shining the love of Christ in the darkest of circumstances.

Akha House of Light – Thailand 

The Akha House of Light is home to 80 at-risk children. Sponsorship provides each child with a safe place to live, clothing, three meals a day, a Christian education, and health care. Most of all, it allows us to show these children the abundant love of their Heavenly Father. 

Magimai Girls’ Home – India  

The Magimai Orphanage is a safe haven for 15 girls who’ve lost their parents to AIDS. As a runner, your sponsorship cares for a child’s physical and spiritual needs with the long-term goal of adoption by a loving Christian family in India. 

How it Works


Traditionally Team Woodside participates in the Detroit Free Press Marathon. This year, for health and safety reasons, the team will be running or walking our own private race, with options for a full marathon, half marathon, 10K & 5K


Being a part of Team Woodside is about more than running. It’s about the child you sponsor by fundraising for your race. When you sign up, we’ll guide you in how to raise the funds that provide life-giving sponsorship to your child.

Get Involved

Anyone can be a part of Team Woodside, whether you’ve been a runner for years or you’re not sure where to begin. We’re here to support you every step of the way, helping you train for your race and fundraise for the child whose life you’re running to change.

Support a Runner

Passionate about child sponsorship but unable to run? Join our cause by supporting a Team Woodside runner as they raise funds for an at-risk child in Thailand or India. Give today and bring hope to a child in need.

Connect with Us

Interested in learning more about Team Woodside? Connect with us today.

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Connect with us at to stay in the loop on all things Team Woodside. Runners should also join our Group for encouragement, training resources, and fundraising tips. We’ll see you there!

Team Woodside Merchandise

Show your team spirit by purchasing some Team Woodside merchandise! (Runners, your jersey is included when you sign up to join the team.)